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LOCATION: Cement ARTICLE YEAR 2010
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Lafarge Cement Ltd
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: West Thurrock Marine Terminal
BEST PRACTICE No: BP699 COMPANY TEL: 07971 668969
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE  
Packer reel support improves lifting area safety
ARTICLE
DESCRIPTION

The lifting of paper reels for the cement bagging operation was previously carried out by a forklift truck lifting a pallet of three reels up to a height of three metres. The reels were then placed on the upper pallet area through a forklift gate and manually manoeuvred into place.

The introduction of a paper reel lifter, reel supports, permanent barriers and floor markings have eliminated several hazards and risks.

BENEFITS

1 .Using reel supports prevents the possibility of reels falling over and eliminates all manual handling of reels

2. The introduction of reel lifting tackle eliminates the hazards of a forklift truck lifting reels three metres in the air

3. Permanent barriers make working on the upper platform safer

4. A hatched area clearly defines the lifting zone

5. Floor barriers prevent people from walking into the lifting area.
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